Russia

Natural Gas , International , Pipelines

Nord Stream 2 Fills First Line with Gas Ready for Export

The pipeline project has faced resistance from the United States, which says the pipeline will increase Europe's reliance on Russian energy.

October 18, 2021

Markets , Policy & Regulations

US Worried Energy Supply Not Meeting Demand, Top Biden Adviser Says

The U.S. was engaged in “detailed diplomatic engagement” with energy producers, added Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser.

October 8, 2021

Natural Gas , Trade , International

IEA Chief Says Russia Has Substantial Scope to Boost Europe’s Gas Supplies

Fatih Birol said the IEA’s own analysis suggested Russia could raise exports by roughly 15% of peak winter supply to Europe and urged Moscow to step up as a “reliable supplier.”

October 8, 2021

Markets , Trade , International , Energy Transition

Putin Blames Europe Energy Market ‘Hysteria’ on Green Transition

Russian President Vladimir also called for the sustainable development of the oil, gas and coal sectors and said it was important that was not neglected.

October 6, 2021

Natural Gas , Trade , International , Pipelines

Record Gas Prices Could Speed Up Launch of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would help Moscow to bypass political foe Ukraine in transiting gas to European markets, doubles Russia’s annual gas export capacity.

September 16, 2021

Natural Gas , Trade , International , Construction , Pipelines

Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completes Construction

The much-politicized Nord Stream 2 pipeline will double Russia’s gas exporting capacity to Europe via the Baltic Sea and will allow Moscow to circumvent its political foe Ukraine.

September 10, 2021

Trade , International , Pipelines

Russia Pledges Retaliation after New US Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The $11 billion project, which will double the existing Nord Stream pipeline across the Baltic Sea and allow Russia to bypass Ukraine when piping gas to Europe, has been a focal point of tensions between Moscow and Washington.

August 23, 2021

Trade , International , Pipelines

US Imposes Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Sanctions

U.S. President Joe Biden separately issued an executive order allowing for sanctions to be imposed on certain Russian pipelines.

August 23, 2021

Legislation , International , Infrastructure , Pipelines

US, European Lawmakers Issue Statement Opposing Nord Stream 2

President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel last month reached an agreement that allows the pipeline that will take Russian gas to Germany to proceed.

August 3, 2021

International , Infrastructure , Pipelines

Merkel Defends US Nord Stream 2 Deal as Ukraine Cries Foul

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 22 defended a deal with the United States that allows the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to proceed as a pragmatic compromise, but Ukraine said the agreement was too weak to ensure Russia behaves the way Kyiv and the West want.

July 23, 2021